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Animal Industry and Fisheries

Ministry of Agriculture

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted December 16, 2021.

Ministry of Agriculture Jobs in Uganda Animal Industry and Fisheries Carreer opportunities in Uganda vacancies in Ministry of Agriculture at Uganda

# Job Description

Contract Duration: Two-year contract, with six months’ probation period,
renewable based on satisfactory performance and with IFAD “No objection”.

Main Functions:
The Project Manager will,
• Have the overall responsibility of ensuring that the Project achieves its
expected outcomes and development objective, with focus on Component 1.
• Lead the management team and staff of the PCU
• Be responsible for the effective planning, management, reporting and
communication of all Project activities.
• Ensure compliance with all fiduciary requirements of the Project including
development of work Plans and Budgets, Disbursement of Funds, Progress
Reports, Project Audit Reports, and Withdrawal Applications.

Specific responsibilities will include the following:
• Lead all key processes of i project planning, both through the Annual
Work Plan and Budget AWPB process and on a day-to-do basis; ii the
management of Project implementation; and iii monitoring and reporting on
physical and financial progress.
• Directly supervise and support the work of section managers/specialists,
ensure that they are effectively leading their respective teams, and carry out
their annual performance evaluations.
• Ensure that i the Project is implemented in accordance with the AWPBs and
the Project Implementation and Financial Management Manuals; ii Project
funds flow efficiently and are properly utilized; iii goods and services are
procured quickly and in conformity with all GoU/IFAD requirements; and iv
progress reports and audit reports are prepared and submitted to GoU/IFAD in
accordance with the prescribed timeliness.
• Identify and guide implementation of training programmes for PCU staff,
including technical and management aspects and equipment/technology packages;
• Liaise with the Human Resource Department of MAAIF to coordinate the
recruitment of Project administrative and support staff in accordance with
procedures detailed in the Project guidelines.
• Facilitate Project evaluations, supervision and reviews in accordance with
the Loan Agreement, and ensure that all recommendations from supervision and
implementation support missions are effected and adhered to as agreed.
• Act as the principal spokesperson for the Project and disseminate its
objectives, activities and achievements, as authorized by MAAIF.
• Collaborate and network with relevant organizations for effective Project
• Coordinate and facilitate networking and liaison with other stakeholders
that provide complementarity and synergy to the Project activities, aims and
• Act as the link between the private sector partners and Government/MAAIF.
• Act as the Secretary to the Project Steering Committee and ensure
implementation of the recommendations of the committees.

Specific Qualifications and Experience:
The candidate should have a solid understanding and experience of the
oilseed subsector and be able to provide visionary leadership to stakeholders
and PCU staff. In addition to these general qualifications, the following
specific qualifications are required:
• A Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Rural Development, or related field,
• A Master’s degree in Business Administration, Agribusiness, Agricultural
Economics, or related field from a recognized University.
• A minimum of 15 years’ experience, five of which should have been in the
management, administration, and implementation of public-donor financed
agricultural and rural development projects.
• A minimum of 5 years of experience working with the private sector.

Required Skills:
• Knowledge and experience of Government planning and reporting procedures
• Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively
• Demonstrated experience in leading teams and working with persons of varying
professions and backgrounds
• Computer literate with very good reporting and presentation skills
• Excellent spoken and written English skills

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All candidates should send their written applications with copies of academic
credentials, testimonials and detailed Curriculum Vitae CV indicating
contact details of 03 referees addressed to the Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, and hand delivered to

**Ministry Registry located at Plot No.14 Lugard Road Entebbe,**
**P. 0. Box 102, Entebbe – Uganda**

NB: Only shordisted candidates will be contacted.

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